Clostridium perfringens

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Clostridium perfringens

[klä‚strid·ē·əm pər′frin·jənz]
(microbiology)
A spore-forming, toxin-producing bacterium that can contaminate meat left at room temperature. The ingested cells release toxin in the digestive tract, resulting in cramps and diarrhea.
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Therefore, the aim of the work is to assess the value of using biotechnology in rapid detection of C.
In the present study, toxin antitoxin neutralization test on the skin of albino guinea pigs and lethal toxicity test I/P in mice were applied using specific antitoxin to detect and identify the toxigenic strains of C.
It has been proved to be a very sensitive and specific technique for detection of the genes encoding alpha and epsilon exotoxins of C.
In the present work, conventional PCR was applied to detect the genes encoding alpha and epsilon of C.